Simon Says Stamp new release hop!


New ink colors, stamps, stencils, and dies? OH YES!! Simon has been busy and new products are here!

I created a card with the dot stencil, uncle and tag dies, and a birthday stamp that are all new.



1. Use glossy gel medium on white cardstock with the dot stencil, let dry.

2. Apply distress inks to background, and splatter with water.

3. Die cut tags as well as uncle. Use embossing powder on “uncle” to add dimension.

4. Stitch the piece with the dots to background.

5. Stamp ‘happy birthday’, add brads and tags and uncle to finish!

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Love this color palette and these new tags are definitely a favorite already. So much potential!


All of the new goodies can be found in the Simon Says Stamp shop – check it out! Oh yes, and there is more…

Prize alert! Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a goody bag to one commenter on every blog in the hop. That’s 17 different chances to win!Β The giveaways for the goody bags will close at 6:00pm EST on Thursday February 27, 2014. A complete winners list will be posted on the Simon blog on Friday February 28, 2014.

The next stop on the hop is Lucy Abrams!

876 thoughts on “Simon Says Stamp new release hop!”

  1. Love the glossy accents on the die cut, really makes it pop…but then again, I think I like glossy accents on most everything…. πŸ™‚

  2. I’m always on the lookout for masculine card ideas. My husband is one of 4 boys in the family, so I’ve always got a masculine card or 2 to make.

    Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  3. I especially like the Happy Birthday tag. Different, says it all, and doesn’t take up much space. Very nice card.

  4. Really, really enjoying your card! It is gorgeous and masculine all at the same time! Thank you for inspiring me to be a better “guy” card creator. Absolutely wonderful card!

  5. Always love seeing masculine cards because I find my inspiration is lacking in that department. This is a very nice card, thanks for sharing.

  6. Great colors for a masculine card — and I always need more ideas for those. This spring release looks fab!

  7. Great masculine card! It’s always a struggle for me to make masculine cards. And you card is just awesome!

  8. Love the card!! uncles are often overlooked. Glad the new releases considered other family members other than Mom and Dad.

  9. Awesome card! I love that this is for a guy! I always struggle with ideas on cards for males. I’m really loving the word dies. I need to get some!

  10. I love the vintage look to your card as well as the more masculine colors. I am always looking for inspiration on cards for men. Thanks so much!

  11. This is a perfect back ground for male cards. I would love to see more cards examples for the males in my life.

  12. What a fab card!!! You really have some cool and unique techniques. Love the look and the colors are awesome you certainly managed to achieve that shabby chic look with the polka dots and the water color look. Love the tag idea too.

  13. Love your card and the new releases. I wish, however, that when companies did stamps or dies with family members they would include the word “step”. So many families have a “Step” mother or “Step” father, etc. it would be nice to have that option. nlundeen at catt dot com

  14. You’ve nailed it! One of the things I struggle with – a card for a man. Yours is perfectly masculine and really very very nice.

  15. What a great card. I just love the backgound! What lovely colors you chose. Beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing you’re great ideas!

  16. Love the card, especially the background! It’s always great to see a nice, masculine card. Thank you!

  17. Your uncle card is great, May. I love that big dot stencil; it has so many possible uses! Great release, SSS! Beautiful use of those new goodies, May!

  18. My uncle would have loved that card. It is so masculine. those kinds of cards are hard to design. thanks for the idea.

  19. Love the background. I’ve got to get me some stencils so I can try all these new ideas. Thanks

  20. Awesome masculine card!!!! Thank you so much for that. I am always looking for “man card” inspiration.

  21. Great BG, May and I love how you used the tags. This is a great release from SSS; I’m trying to be good but I want want want!

  22. WOW as always so many awesome goodies!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win and all the great showcasing and awesome possibilities! ~God bless~

  23. What a wonderful masculine Bday card which I think is the cards we all struggle with so thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

  24. What a wonderful background! That makes for a great masculine card. And I didn’t know you could use gel medium as a bit of a resist. I will have to try that out.

  25. Great masculine card – Love the screw . . . must be a brad? I love blog hops – so much inspiration!

  26. Hello I am a new subbie and I realy liked your masculine birthday card. Thanks for the inspiration and thank you for the chance to win on this blog hop giveaway.

  27. Always looking for inspiration for masculine cards, and this one is great! Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. Another great male card idea! I’ll try to do something similar for my son’s birthday card. Thanks for the inspiration.

  29. Hi May~ Perfect ‘male’ card and who would have thought using glossy accents with a stencil? Love that idea and am definitely going to try this technique! : )

  30. I love the way you used the stencil and the colors on the card. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  31. Hi May, lovely card, nice choice of colors, polka dots are always fun and fresh and the new family dies and tags will make nice additions to any stash. Thank you for sharing.

  32. I’m loving that stencil…so many uses for it. Going on my lengthy wish list!!!! Beautiful card!

  33. I love how you used the stencil. I’ve seen so many new ways to use stencils lately. I can’t wait to try your idea.

  34. Love the masculine card, and the color choices. This is such a great blog hop and SSS Spring release. Thanks for a chance to win a goodie bag.

  35. Great masculine card! Sometimes you forget to show the fellas a little love. πŸ™‚

  36. This is a great masculine card. I find it difficult to create cards for men but this is perfect. Great card.

  37. Great card. I have a number of their stencils on my wish list. Thanks for a chance to win. Michelle t

  38. I am so glad that they came out with the men words. When I used to buy my cards it was very hard to find cards for men. Now that I make them, it is also hard to find the dies for men words. These are great!!! Thanks!

  39. I love this card and the fact thatSimon Says has now come out with family members die cuts. Will be a fantastic ways to personalise a card.

  40. Beautiful Distress background, and anything with polka dots is a favorite! Everyone is using the new stencils so convincingly, they’re now on my list! Thanks for sharing!


  42. I love the sewn edges and the polka dots. Also I seem to have a hard time making masculine cards so seeing this one is great

  43. Love what you did for the background. I always have a lot of trouble on “boy” cards, so this gave me some great ideas.

  44. So very nice to see family members dies; makes cards so much more personal. Thanks for a chance to win.

  45. That screw-head brad embellishment? OK, I had to pop over to SSS to put that on my wishlist before I even commented. That’s going into my next order, for sure. Thanks May, for demoing these products!

  46. My daughter would love this card as her Uncle John is her favorite! He walks on water! LOL

  47. Great guy card! For some reason most of us have trouble with guy cards and seeing one like this is a blessing. TFS

  48. I love your card and colors. The tag and die are awesome. I really like the look of the stencil and way it can be used. Love your card.

  49. Nice card … love the colors, they are very masculine. I have trouble sometimes making a card for a guy. Thanks for the great ideas.
    Anita J

  50. Love the polka dots with your watercoloring. Great card and masculine ones are always such a challenge. Awesome idea!

  51. Love the results you got with this new stencil! Very masculine cardβ€”love it! Can’t wait to try some of these new items myself!

  52. What a great “manly” card. The crackling gives it just a great element. Thank you for sharing and the opportunity to win some great product.

  53. Thats one nice masculine card.. Love the new SSS stamps for a lot of relatives πŸ™‚ Love the water spritzing too πŸ™‚

  54. Wow, May, IΒ΄m a huge fan of self-made backgrounds! Your card looks great, love the colors and the shabby chic! Thanks for sharing! Edith

  55. Super card May! You do masculine cards so well. I am always inspired by them. Loving the new color pallet from Simon Says Stamp too. It has a much softer feel than I am used to & I can’t wait to try them out.

  56. I’m always looking for ideas for male cards because I suck at it. This was awesome inspiration. I love how you took just a few simple focal elements and put them together in a way that created a visually stunning piece to look at. Thank you for sharing.

  57. Love this masculine card. The colour combo is awesome and that large dot stencil is so versatile. Thanks for sharing.

  58. Love what you have done for the background of this card and the use of the dot stencil. Thanks for sharing it.

  59. Awesome masculine card! These are so hard for me to make. Thanks for providing a great example.

  60. Love that little embellishment on the top – is that a brad? Looks like the top of a screw? Super cute.

  61. Great masculine card. I am always on the lookout for new “male” ideas and this one is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing.

  62. Appears that you nailed it for making a masculine card. Good color and the stencil is very popular already!

  63. What a wonderful masculine card…I am always searching for inspiration for these and this one is definitely going in my file or ideas πŸ™‚

  64. Love the background! Who would have thought that polka dots would work on a masculine card. Great job!!

  65. Great masculine card May! I find it quite difficult to do “Manly” cards as I always want to add glitter!

  66. I love that you did a masculine cards – so rare these days! I also love the new Simon products – just too cute!

  67. The background is awesome and the masculine brads are “just right” details…love this card!

  68. masculine cards are hard for me….you did great! would love to see videos on using these stencils….they’re new to me!

  69. Love, love, love this card! This new set of dies is my favorite! Thanks for a creative idea!

  70. I love your card. I always am on the lookout for great masculine cards, and you nailed it!

  71. Just put the glossy gel medium to my shopping cart! Absolutely trying this technique <3 Great masculine card ~

  72. I really like how you used these products to make a masculine card. I always think “girlie,” but your card gave me inspiration on using these items to make something for the men in my family. Thanks for sharing!

  73. Great background; great card. I’m lovin’ those new tags too! Neat brad also! It looks like the top of a screw! How neat! Thanks for sharing with us!

  74. What a fantastic masculine card. And you really showed off the versatility of these new products!

  75. Love the background and the watercolor look of this card as well as the color combination. It’s a perfect “guy” card!

  76. DYING over the new colors in this release – they’re the exact colors of my daughter’s nursery! Wish these would have been around when I was pregnant. But I can definitely do some fun things with them now πŸ˜‰

  77. I too love the new tag shapes. I’m glad that SSS designed dies for different family members like Aunt and Uncle. I love the color scheme of your card.

  78. LOVE this color palette and the great masculine look of this card. You’ve totally sold me on how great those little tags are! Great card, thanks for sharing. =)

  79. Posting again because I misspelled my email address and I would hate to miss hearing about the giveaway on Thursday. Thanks.

  80. Thanks, May for a great masculine card. It’s always good to have new ideas for them. Thanks for sharing.

  81. Oooh, I love those colors together! Great as a masculine card, but pretty enough to be feminine too. Thanks for the ideas!

  82. I absolutely love your watercolor background. I always need inspiration for masculine cards! Great use of the dot stencils! Thanks for sharing.

  83. Love your card, May. And the new little tags are surely a must have. Thanks for the tutorial to make your awesome, masculine card. Love it!

  84. Love this card. So hard to come up eith masculine cards but this one is truly amazing! Thank you for sharing.

  85. Hi May!
    What a FABULOUS Masculine card! I love the look of the dot background….awesome technique! Thanks for sharing your ideas! Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  86. Love the use of the mini tags and for designing a masculine card. Always looking for more ideas for the men!

  87. Fun card, love the tag you created on the card, so cool looking! Thanks so much for sharing!

  88. I am always in need of masculine card inspiration and this is Superb! The watercolor background is very cool!

  89. I definately need some of that glossy medium – cute card thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

  90. It is so difficult to come up with a masculine card, you did an awesome job. I love those scripty word dies!

  91. Great card! Love the colors and the masculine feel to the card! I struggle with cards for a man. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  92. Love your card.
    Great for a guy {but I’d like to get it too}
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  93. Love this masculine card – super cool …. I’m sure any guy receiving this would totally love it!

  94. Love this great masculine card! The colors are just right, and that distressed look is fabulous. Of course, I always love your projects! Tfs!

  95. Lovely card! thanks so much for sharing this, you just gave me loads of inspiration for some masculine birthday cards I need to make soon,

  96. In the spirit of the Olympics, they should change the name of this from a blog hop to a blog marathon. WOW!!! WOW!!! Love all the new products and the colors are really delish!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  97. I’m afraid I’m loving the stencils more and more than I thought. That’s a lovely, lovely card!

  98. What a unique card–I love how you incorporated those dies–I’m excited for those new “family” name word dies!

  99. Love the background. It all blends together but it has spots that are almost solid colors as well!

  100. FABULOUS card May – LOVE your blended colours and dotty background!!!
    It’s a great design that you could use over and over all year through by changing the colours & sentiment – I look forward to giving it a try πŸ™‚

    THANK YOU for sharing your creative inspiration and tutorial!!!

  101. Fantastic card! I love that you made a masculine card cause those are always a bit difficult for me.

  102. I am so impressed that you stitched the card. I love the look but find myself to lazy to take the time πŸ™‚

  103. Love this masculine card and the colors you chose. It shows how well polka dots can be both masculine and feminine. Great showcase on this release.

  104. I love this! I’m always looking for inspiration for guy cards. They’re so much harder to make than girl cards. πŸ™‚

  105. How nice, not so many Uncle cards around here πŸ™‚
    I also like the color combo

  106. Gorgeous masculine card! The background is great and the stitching add just the perfect edgy touch. Thank you for the inspiration and for the chance to win.

  107. Love this card – masculine cards are so hard to make – this is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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